Posted on Jun 02, 2022


Advanced Foot Care Uses Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ To Treat Patients In Houston, TX

See how the doctors at Advanced Foot Care are making their patients better with the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction. Dr. Thomas T. Pignetti and Dr. Fernando Fernandez have been treating patients from Texas, including The Woodlands, Houston and many surrounding cities, for many years. Some patients even travel from different states across the country to have them perform their Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™.   See why many consider them the bunion surgery experts.

Do Bunions Worsen With Age?

Bunions typically worsen over time.  The effects of repeated stress on the unstable foot structure lead to an increase in severity of the deformity. Pressure from certain shoes can  aggravate the bunion, causing discomfort.  As the bunion worsens, pain will tend to occur while wearing an even wider variety of shoes. As the bunion ets more severe it may result n arthritis or cause deformity to adjacent toes.

Dr. Fernandez had a patient who had been suffering from bunions for many years.  She related that they had been present since she was a teenager and had been getting more severe as the years went by.  As the bunions got worse, a wider variety of shoes were painful to wear. She traveled to Advanced Foot Care in The Woodlands and met with Dr. Fernando Fernandez. He explained how her bunion was more complex than a bump on the side of the foot and that instead of simply shaving off the bump, the bunion needed to be corrected by addressing the root cause of the problem - an unstable joint in the middle of the foot. He explained how it was the instability in this joint that allowed the bones to shift out of place resulting in the bunion.

Dr. Fernandez recommended the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ as the best solution to her painful bunion.   He explained how the procedure would use special instruments and implants to realign the affected bones and and fuse the unstable joint that was the root cause of her bunion deformity.  She agreed to the procedure and had the first foot operated on in September 2020 and the second in March 2021.  Her recovery was smooth and she noted that she was able to walk , using a post-op boot after 3 days of initial non-weight bearing for each surgery. The patient related her satisfaction with her procedures by relating that her feet didn't bother her anymore.  She could run, jump and do whatever she wanted - even wear the cute shoes her bunions kept her from wearing.

Advanced Foot Care is one of only a few practices recognized as an Elite Lapiplasty Center by Treace Medical Concepts, Inc, the company that developed the procedure. It was the 13th practice nationwide to receive this distinction. Together, Dr. Fernandez and Dr. Pignetti are committed to providing their patients with the level of expertise and service that comes with having their bunion corrected at a Lapiplasty Elite Center.

Bunion surgery recovery time can be faster than you thought! Dr. Fernandez discusses how he gets his patients walking faster with the Lapiplasty Procedure.